Grateful Dead Live at Baltimore Civic Center on 1973-03-26
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The Promised Land
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
The Race Is On
Wave That Flag
Box Of Rain
Beat It On Down The Line
Brown Eyed Women
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Looks Like Rain
Don't Ease Me In
Playing In The Band
Ramble On Rose
Here Comes Sunshine
Greatest Story Ever Told
Me And My Uncle
He's Gone ->
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Jam Wharf Rat ->
Me And Bobby McGee ->
Eyes Of The World ->
One More Saturday Night
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|The Promised Land|
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo|
|The Race Is On|
|Wave That Flag|
|Box Of Rain|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Don't Ease Me In|
|Playing In The Band|
|Wolfman Jack Introduction|
|Ramble On Rose|
|Here Comes Sunshine|
|Greatest Story Ever Told|
|Me And My Uncle|
|He's Gone ->|
|Weather Report Suite Prelude ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|Eyes Of The World ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
-- Thanks to Steve Rolfe for the Dat
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Last few notes of Looks Like Rain are cut
-- Reel flip in Here Comes Sunshine
-- Reel flip in Truckin' jam
-- Reel flip in Morning Dew
- 2008-04-28 21:13:28
- Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Profesional v8.01 -> FLAC
- Baltimore, MD
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Baltimore Civic Center
Subject: Echo in the Park
I hear the power of the second set coming in perfectly. Having Wolfman Jack introduce the band is signifier enough of what's going on here. I love it. If you haven't listened to this show, take a morning and let the music play through. It will melt all of your anxiety, I promise you.
This show gets a rare 5 star rating. It is deserving of so much more if you ask me.
Peace ~ Nick.
Subject: What can I say, it's 1973
This is a wonderful show, were there any other kind in '73? Keith is on for this show, nuff said. Highlights for me are the Playin' and jammed out Weather Report Suite Prelude through the shows end, but by god it's all good!
Subject: Peak Dead
2nd set - yeah, dig how Jer plays the first few notes of Rose while the Wolfman's still getting the crowd going, so cool....Much is being said here about the Truckin' > WRS Prelude, etc., which is indeed lovely, Bobby taking the band through what really amounts to a completely ballsy rehearsal of the evolving suite live onstage, in front of an audience, but played with a level of sophistication and jam added on to hold its own uniquely and canonically within the Dead's history....
But the real story for me is the closing whopper Eyes > Dew. That pair wasn't put together very often, but oh, man, what an absolute joy. There simply wasn't any way this combo could be played anything less than beautifully in the Spring of '73 post-Ron, and this one alone makes this show essential.
Just another big one to add to your collection with all the rest of the '73 best. Stellar.
Subject: Just like Wolfman Jack...
And then I dug into the show. This is excellent!
Already plenty of good commentary. I would just add. I find Donna to be just right with her vocals for this show. I love the blending of everyone's vocals...(listen to the harmonies on RIDER)
Sounded like 'Nobodies Fault' in there somewhere.
Good placement for Me & Bobby
Eyes > MORNING DEW =Outstanding way to wrap up the set
Subject: HERE COMES SUNSHINE
Subject: first class dead
Subject: the ">" in china > rider
Subject: 2nd Set is Brilliant
Half-Step has a great tempo, especially this early in the game. The first solo by Garcia is a bit slow, though it picks up slowly.
Race is On is generally fun but a very prominent, and “where’s my martini” voiced Donna isn’t fun.
Wave that Flag is the rough creature that would become US Blues, still fun.
Jack Straw is nice, from fast tempo, to half time on a dime, and back again.
Sugaree is sleazy as ever, not the beast it would later become.
Mexicali is short and sweet.
Box of Rain well performed team effort.
Row Jimmy is rather poignant to me. It sticks out in my ears as I multi-task.
BEW has a nice country rhythm to it, drums chugging along nicely.
El Paso is another effort that does the trick.
China>Rider has a great tempo and feel to it. They get through the transition in a form we will become use to, Phil leading with some be-bop notes in the section of the transition that becomes a feature through the rest of their renditions of C>R until the retirement. Very nice C>R here.
PITB goes through a few phases in the journey of just under 20 minutes, and starts strongly right out of the vocals with nice wah sounds from Jer. Around 8 minutes we take a turn for the jazzier side of PITB. Slowing down after 9 minutes, it then heads into a strongly themed yet exploratory jam that takes us through the rest of the song. Generally it is a solid jam session.
Intro by Wolfman Jack
Ramble On maintains a decent tempo, and somewhat “lights up” as the Wolfman directed. Phil sounds great, especially toward the end.
Big River has the energy we all know and expect.
HC Sunshine is led in with some muted tuning, and then the solid intro. The jam segment is well played, keeping a pleasing tempo and featuring great Garcia licks. Phil is hitting some high notes, at the timing change in the middle of the jam, that are pretty cool, though this is by no means unique in this rendition of the song.
GSET is full of watery wah wah sounds from Jerome. A nice version but there are clearly better out there.
Candyman starts off with a slow tempo, but gets to a nice place when Jer blows away Mr. Benson. Nice, but short, jam.
He’s Gone>Truckin>WRS Prelude>Jam>Wharf Rat>Bobby McGee
He’s Gone is mellow. They do into an extended vocal jam which subsides just after 10:30 to Jerry’s guitar hitting those familiar high notes, and we some instrumental jam as our reward. We get a 3 plus minute jam that stays between Gone and the upcoming Truckin theme.
Truckin begins with middling tempo, but precision playing. At the typical 5 minute mark we get the first of Jerry’s solos while the tempo has clearly gained momentum. He whips out some sassy intro notes, and then we head into the build up strongly coming out into the full blues theme/structured musical interlude we all know with more precision. We get a very bluesy jam that goes long (for Truckin) and maintains a decent head of steam, though I would like more. It sounded like Jerry wanted to perhaps head into Schoolgirl (or any the other related/easily segued blues tunes, Schoolgirl being most prominent to my ear), but it never happened. Around the 11 minute mark we get some momentum build up into a little segment I’ve never heard before, but it’s short lived, and as Jerry retreats into low, but higher pitched noodles, we’ve got Phil somewhat dominating. Keith puts in his two cents, and Jerry gets a bit louder as we get another minor build up similar to the thematic build up, which falls into more exploratory areas nicely. As it quiets, there are hints of Comes a Time and China Doll.
WRS Prelude in its early days. It starts low and smooth with cymbals accenting. The band, not ready for Part 1, instead heads into a beautiful, mellow jam lead by a poignant Garcia, the master of never overdoing it. 4 minutes in Jerry starts into some noodles, but still never overdoes it. Jamming like this, off the cuff, is what it’s all about. This is clearly the highlight of the show thus far.
Wharf Rat is great, solidifying the strength of this awesome meat sequence. Synched, nearly error free, powerful. The beginning of the instrumental power section of the song is where they have a minor flub which slows the momentum as they recover but with a slight limp.
McGee emerges from the tail end of the flight, to round out the meat sequence at well over 50 minutes.
Eyes really comes right out of the end of McGee, with no real stop other than letting the previous song end. We’re buckled up? 25 more minutes of awesome coming your way. Eyes is beautiful, the 2nd verse jam has peaks into several nice little corners of groove.
The transition out of Eyes could have also gone China Doll, but Jerry pushes for the Dew, to my delight. Jerry either flubbed the lyrics, or there was a cut, I think it was a cut… it wasn’t a logical kind of flub and the music changed a bit. There was a seamless stitching anyhow! The build up to the finale is powerful and clear, with Keith putting in some great backing notes as Jerry gains us to the finish line, then switches into wah wahed fanning for a moment.
Though the 1st set is somewhat inconsistent, with some songs I don’t really enjoy, it was a pretty good effort.
The second set is clearly the highlight, with an amazing sequence from the post-vocal jam of He’s Gone, through Truckin, WRS Prelude and about halfway through Wharf Rat where they were just about invinsible.
Overall, they go deep a lot in this show, but didn’t always have the juice, though usually they did. Definitely worth being familiar with this show.
Subject: Set 2
Subject: Of Interest
3/24-3/31 is high quality Dead.
Subject: Rating is mainly for 2nd set
This show contains my current favorite 'Playin', 'Greatest Story', 'Candyman', 'Wharf Rat', and of course the Truckin that melts into Weather Report is indescribably perfect.
I can't reiterate enough how awesome this Playin' is...please listen you're absolutely positively guaranteed to start dancing right on the spot!
Subject: first show
Subject: Spring '73
I would add Boston Garden 4.3.73 to the list JimF threw out there of good spring shows - arguably the best Here Comses Sunshine ever, forget the Deadbase reviews and the newbie hype - this is a monster version.
As for this show - classic '73. Awesome improv levels reached during WRS and Playin, and solid versions of the first set material. Stream it now!
WOOPS - 4.2.73 is Boston Garden and it was already mentioned, my apologies...
Subject: good stuff right here!
Subject: Oh Yeah!
Going along with "monster show" discussion, i'd have to highly, highly endorse the 05-26 Kezar Stadium show they played a couple months later. One of my top five favorite Dead shows.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" March 26, 1973 at the Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Maryland U.S.A.
Stereo Hi-Fidelity Recording.
5 Stars for recording, mix, performance and transfer.
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Subject: I agree with Stellablu122...
Subject: Wow! Forgive me father for I have sinned.
Then you get a taste of some '73 commercialness with an unlikely appearence of Wolfman Jack, if you have to ask continue reading on. The second set is one masterpiece.Ramble On works quite well as the opener followed by a driving Big River that rips.Next is an early rendition of HC Sunshine, a taste of the fall to come, the band is excited to play the "new" material and explores it well.
This show does have a relaxed pace but all songs are played with focus and passion but with many surprises. A smokin version of Greatest Story that is off the hook is a perfect example. A rarely played Candyman is also very sweet too.
A quick cowboy song and then it is onto a 79 minute masterpiece of music that begins with He's Gone. I will fast forward to Wharf Rat which is stellar, fragile and brimming with conviction. This flows effortlessly into a beautiful Bobby McGee, which I love, then into a slower paced Eyes that is exciting and dynamic with Phil really adding much to it.Keith is on big time too. It all ends at where it should, with an amazing reading of Morning Dew.I like the tranistion into it,it is unique too.
Jerry is passionate, subtle and full of conviction. His solo at the bridge is like being on an warm summer night breeze. Phil closes it out with a powerful ending note too.
Subject: Mesmerizing Jam